The great healer

O when shall sickness and disease

Author: Thomas Cogswell Upham
Tune: LOUVAN
Published in 4 hymnals

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1. Oh, when shall sickness and disease
Their persecuting warfare cease;
And weakness die, and grief and pain,
And death itself at last be slain?

2. Doubt not that better day is near,
The suffering sons of earth to hear;
Disease and pain are born of sin.
Their remedy is found within.

3. Let Christ, descending from above,
Become incarnate in Thy love.
The inward ills and wrong subdue,
And make Thy fallen nature new.

4. Let the great Healer make Thee free
From sin’s corroding malady;
And then the life that’s in the soul
Shall make the suffering body whole.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #2017

Author: Thomas Cogswell Upham

Upham, Thomas Cogswell, D.D., was born at Durfield, New Haven, Jan. 30,1799, and educated at Dartmouth College (1818), and at Andover (1821). Having entered the Congregational Ministry he became Professor of Mental and Moral Philosophy at Bowdon College, in 1825, and retained the same to 1867. He died at New York, April 2, 1872. His publications were numerous and included Mental Philosophy (which was long and widely used); American Cottage Life; a volume of Poems, 1852, &c. Five of his hymns are given, with accompanying dates, in Hymns and Songs of Praise, &c, N. Y., 1874, as follows:— 1. Fear not, poor weary one. Help in Sorrow (1872). 2. Happy the man who knows. Obedience (1872). 3. 0 Thou great Ruler of the sky. Morning (1… Go to person page >

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First Line: O when shall sickness and disease
Title: The great healer
Author: Thomas Cogswell Upham

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